FAI must give leadership on pro-IRA singing – Forsythe

South Down DUP MLA Diane Forsythe is writing to the FAI asking what steps they are going to take to provide leadership after the Republic of Ireland’s women’s football team celebrated qualifying for the World Cup in Australia by singing a pro-IRA song.

By Diane Forsythe MLA

South Down

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Diane Forsythe said,

“Republican terrorists were responsible for 60% of the deaths during the Troubles. People of all ages, all genders and all faiths were systematically targeted and murdered in the most cruel manner by the PIRA. Some of those families whose loved ones were murdered have never even been told where the IRA buried their loved one.

This was a barbaric, cruel and illegal terrorist organisation. For the team to be singing such a song is quite outrageous and utterly insensitive to PIRA victims.

I will be asking the FAI how they are going to give leadership across grassroots football so as this pro-IRA chanting is stopped at future events.”

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